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Old 06-30-2007, 04:36 AM   #1
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How the heck do you put stickers on your car (like the akic ones on teh window) yeah i feel like a dumbass for asking and will prolly goolge it, but any tips?
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:15 AM   #2
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well if you want you can just peel and stick on and hope it turns out the way you want it to =)
or you can spray a little bit of soapy water so you can have a little bit of adjusting time
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:22 AM   #3
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use a credit card or something flat scrape it across the top surface...you never played with temporary tattoos as a kid? yeah water helps too
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:39 AM   #4
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wipe it down with windex. peel the backing off. then apply sticker as desired. use credit card to adhese better. peel off front paper. Done.
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Old 06-30-2007, 01:15 PM   #5
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make sure the surface is nice and clean. use soapy water if you are worried you'll put it on crooked. peel of backing and stick on. use something flat and hard (plastic like a credit card or squeegee) to get the air bubbles and water out. don't peel the front right away, just let it sit for a few minutes. before you peel off the front, go over it again with the hard plastic device. slowly start peeling the front off and if anything isn't quite sticking, go back and try and press it down with whatever you're using as a squeegee. if you did use water, you may want to take hair dryer to help evaporate the moisture so it sticks.

or just wait til the camp event and someone can help you.
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Old 06-30-2007, 02:51 PM   #6
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^ what she said.

The only things I can think of to add:

- The water doesn't have to be really soapy. Just a drop or two of dish soap in a spray bottle is all you need. If it's a small decal, regular water works well too.

- If you have the front tape on the decal, Bondo spreaders work great for working air and water bubbles out of the decal. If it's a big sticker without the front tape (like a bumper sticker) you can wet your fingers so they slide across the decal and work bubbles out that way.

- When you peel the front off, start at one end and pull it all the way backwards across the surface, not "up and away" from the panel. The more vertical you pull the front part, the more lifting it can do to the decal. I've never had that problem applying them to clean glass, but it's good practice for bigger decals or other panels. Go slow, be patient, and if the decal lifts off a bit just press it back on.

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Old 06-30-2007, 02:55 PM   #7
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^^ yeah, when peeling the front off, peel it 'straight back on itself'. and go slowly.

dye-cut stickers are a pain sometimes, but they look the best.
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Old 06-30-2007, 03:18 PM   #8
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^ what she said.

The only things I can think of to add:

- The water doesn't have to be really soapy. Just a drop or two of dish soap in a spray bottle is all you need. If it's a small decal, regular water works well too.

- If you have the front tape on the decal, Bondo spreaders work great for working air and water bubbles out of the decal. If it's a big sticker without the front tape (like a bumper sticker) you can wet your fingers so they slide across the decal and work bubbles out that way.

- When you peel the front off, start at one end and pull it all the way backwards across the surface, not "up and away" from the panel. The more vertical you pull the front part, the more lifting it can do to the decal. I've never had that problem applying them to clean glass, but it's good practice for bigger decals or other panels. Go slow, be patient, and if the decal lifts off a bit just press it back on.

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oh yes, good/better description of how to peel off the tape.
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:08 PM   #9
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soapy water lets it slide around a bit, without it, the decal will adhere to the glass or whatever you're trying to put it on and you'd have to constantly lift it off and reposition it
using a credit card as a squeegee will force the decal onto the surface and squishes the water out of the way
peeling it off at an extreme angle helps prevent the decal from lifting off
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:58 AM   #10
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thanks everyone i went with the CC/sow angular peeling method, I had one bubble but hey it was my first attempt!
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:27 AM   #11
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you can make the bubble go away easy. if youre out this way tonight, and i end up hangin with you and scott, i'll help you out.
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